Quick Bites: The White Bull comes to Downtown Decatur, Peachtree Pint brings craft brews to Lenox Square, Kings Apron makes vegan Christmas easy and more

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NEW NEIGHBORS: Executive chef/partner ​Pat Pascarella (right) and general manager/partner Gabriele Besozzi will debut the White Bull in Decatur next spring.

Cheers! A new spot to drink craft beer is coming to the food area of Lenox Square. Peachtree Pint will have 40 taps, five wines, and 35 additional craft beers with a local and regional focus.

Need a little food for the soul this Christmas, or help for the vegan cousins coming to your dinner?  Kings Apron has Vegan Soul Food Survival Kits ready for pre-order and pickup on Christmas Day in Decatur. The $25 box includes plant-based goodies and a bonus slice of pie. Order here.

Why buy your girl a bouquet, when she can eat one? Paris based Amorino Gelato opens this Sat., Dec. 23 at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta at 1 p.m. Their artists will create rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet made with French milk, whole fruit purees, and all natural flavors and colors. Imagine delights like tiramisu and stracciatella as edible roses.

Hugh Acheson has named an executive chef for his forthcoming restaurant Achie’s inside the Omni at the Battery Atlanta. Alex Bolduc, formerly of Acheson’s Athens restaurant Five & Ten, will helm the Southern fare kitchen.

Southern Living has released its “30 Women Moving Southern Food Forward” list, and showed Atlanta some love. Included in the list are: biscuit queen Erika Council of Southern Souffle, president of Peach Dish Judith Winfrey, deputy editor of Southern Foodways Alliance (and forthcoming CL writer) Osayi Endolyn, chef/owner of the Grey in Savannah Mashama Bailey, and former Empire State South pastry chef Cynthia Wong. Hell yeah.

This week, local do-gooders Concrete Jungle hit 100,000 mark in servings donated to local food banks and shelters. You can help celebrate the nonprofit that harvests neglected and underutilized fruits with a donation here.

Alpharetta has some new Tex-Mex. Chuy’s is now open for lunch and dinner at 2560 Old Milton Parkway. The Austin-based chain gifted the first 50 people in line with free Chuy’s for a year when they opened their doors this past Tuesday. 

Brunch alert! Inman Quarter’s Char Korean launches a new Saturday brunch (they also serve brunch on Sunday). Drink $15 bottomless mimosas with items like KFC matcha waffles with honey butter, smoked salmon avocado toast, or Korean eggs benedict.

Welcome back to Atlanta, Mara Shalhoup. Our former Creative Loafing editor and most recent LA Weekly editor is the new deputy editor over at Atlanta magazine, and will replace food editor Julia Bainbridge in overseeing the print magazine’s food coverage. Shalhoup tweeted, “I can't wait to explore all the wonderful ways in which Atlanta has changed since I left ... and to again experience all that made it amazing to begin with.”

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